A Chart For Creating Bridge Chord Progressions

November 5, 2014

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A good bridge progression is one that builds musical energy, one that finds release in the return to the chorus.


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Synthesizer keyboardYou’ve decided that your song is in C major, and so far the chords are coming together fine. You find yourself using lots of C, Dm, Am, F and G chords, and it’s all going well. Now you decide that your song is a bit short, that you’ve got more you need to say in the lyric, and so you decide to add a bridge. How do you create a new chord progression for the bridge, one that makes that section distinctive but also partnering well with the rest of the…

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